Language and Education

Student sitting on campus of University Potsdam

Language and Education

In a Europe of free movement and a world of globalised markets, education enables us to take the chances offered by open borders and world-wide networks. Along with the US and the UK, Germany is one of the countries most preferred by foreign students.

German Embassy Career Fair 2017

German Embassy Career Fair 2017

The German Embassy Career Fair is back for 2017! After last year’s success, the Fair will again be held in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 20 November 2017, 10 am – 4 pm.

German Teacher Award

German Teacher Award 2017

On Monday, 12 June, Ambassador Peter Ammon welcomed John le Carré to his Residence for the annual ‘Sommerfest der deutschen Sprache’, where they presented the 14th German Teacher Awards to outstanding teachers of German in the UK.

Highlights of Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The German Embassy London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, annually organises a professional trip for British teachers of history to Berlin. This year’s History Teacher Tour will take place from 15-21 October. Please note that applications for this year's tour are closed.

Primary School

German Saturday School Teaching Award 2017

The Association of German Saturday Schools in the UK (VDSS) is inviting nominations for the second annual German Saturday School Teaching Award. Application deadline: 30 September 2017.

Where to learn German?

Resources and Opportunities for Learners and Teachers of German

Here are some of the many opportunities available to help you, your children, or others begin or continue learning the German language. In addition, students of German usually also learn more about the cultures of German-speaking countries.

Pupils in Bavaria

Attractive school system

A quick overview over schooling in Germany and an introduction into the attractive German school system with some basic facts and figures can be found here.


German Schools Abroad

The global network of German schools abroad is designed to cater for the needs of Germans working abroad who want German education for their children. Most schools are “contact” institutions and admit children from the host country and other nations, allowing them to get to know Germany, its culture and language.

PASCH - Partner School Initiative

Partner School Initiative PASCH

The PASCH partner school initiative has been providing pupils world-wide with an opportunity to learn German and enjoy German education since 2008. This global network of schools aims to evoke lasting interest in modern‑day Germany and the German language in young people.


German Saturday Schools

The Association of German Saturday Schools is the umbrella organisation for German Saturday Schools in the United Kingdom. Its member schools promote German language and culture in the United Kingdom, especially among families with German-speaking backgrounds.

Sturmfreie Bude

Word of the Week

Once a week, we publish a word of the week on our Facebook page. Here you can click through all words of the week since late September 2013.

The Embassy on Social Media

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Think German Network (TGN) Initiative

Promoting German language and the culture of German-speaking countries in the UK.

10 good reasons to learn German

Ten reasons to learn German

Looking for reasons to learn German? Here are ten great reasons why you definitely should do!

The Guardian: "How I quadrupled the number of pupils taking German in my school"

The Guardian

German Teacher Award-winning modern languages teacher Sara Davidson has quadrupled the number of pupils taking German at her school.